Now that we are into the middle of September, a lot of us are noticing the change in the weather. This means a slight chilling and more wind than we have been dealing with for the past few months. While this September may be even more severe in this than usual due to the hurricane which has recently passed through, much of fall is spent preparing for the cold winter weather which will undoubtedly follow. While I personally love the fall, I know that certain parts of me don’t. The cold weather can play havoc on those of us who have chronic conditions, and many of them are triggered by weather changes.
We talk a lot about the pain that we feel when it is raining. It is actually raining outside as I write this and I have to keep taking breaks to crack the knuckles in my hand to relieve the pressure change that occurs during this weather. My knees are also victims of the rain that has come along, but this is something that many of us find common. Although I would love to say that we don’t notice it anymore due to how common it is, we all know that isn’t true. One thing that certainly makes this type of weather worse is the temperature outside.
During the fall, many of us enjoy the changing colors and the smells that come along with them. The cooler nights and the promise of some candy no matter what age you are is something that almost everyone looks forward to. However, for those of us with conditions like Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, that excitement may be diminished by the increased pain levels we experience during this time of the year. Although not much research has been done yet into Fibromyalgia, I can attest that the cold certainly seems to make it worse. Many people who suffer from Arthritis will say the same.
I try not to let the cold weather ruin my excitement, but it can certainly put a damper on things. Try to do some light exercises and stretches to keep your joints nice and loose and come into DiBella Chiropractic for a spinal adjustment. Hopefully with our help you won’t even notice the fact that the weather is cooling off for any reason other than the fact that candy is starting to go on sale.